PCPCS News

Monthly Archive: June, 2020

Juneteenth 2020 – Reflecting on the Past; Educating Students for a Better Tomorrow

(Harrisburg – June 19, 2020) – Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Army soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War was over and enslaved Black people were free. It was two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

PCPCS Vice President Testifies Before the House Education Committee

This morning, PCPCS’ Vice President and CEO of Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School, Lawrence Jones, testified before the House Education Committee on how PA’s public charter schools are preparing to welcome students back to the classroom for the 2020-21 school year.

House hearing examines reopening schools during COVID-19

Public charter school leader to testify on how charter schools plan to educate 143,000 students
HARRISBURG (JUNE 16, 2020) – Larry Jones, vice president of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, will testify Wednesday before the House Education Committee on how public charter schools are preparing to reopen schools this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Maritime Academy Charter School

Maritime Academy Charter School prides itself on its rigorous academic program with a maritime studies theme. The students are the cadets and they are treated as such. Cadets learn through hands-on projects, interdisciplinary classroom lessons, and computer supported curricula in an atmosphere where every member of the school,

PCPCS NEWSLETTER: News From the Week of June 6-12

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A Message from the PCPCS Board of Directors

HARRISBURG (June 8, 2020) – The following is a statement from the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) regarding the departure of Ana Meyers as executive director.
We have determined that new leadership is in the best interests of our member schools and the families they serve across the state.